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Correspondence from BFS Administration, BFS Colleagues, and former Clerks

Letters of support and concern
Join the mailing list[links below refer to the strike which ended 10/7/2020]
Strike info for families
Info for students


Info for students

This page will be updated as frequently as possible to provide information and resources to students during the strike.

The School has agreed to withdraw the petition with no conditions. The strike is over—school resumes tomorrow.

10/7 Picketing suspended temporarily
The School leadership has made a proposal that the Union is considering. Picketing activities were suspended for that reason. We will update with more information later today.

10/6 Solidarity Rally Continues, 6:30–9:30am, Pearl Street—join the BFS Colleagues/Union to show your support!

DOWNLOAD: zoom backgrounds and digital buttons in support of the BFS Colleagues/Union︎︎︎

Q&As: questions from BFS students about the strike & answers moderated by a BFS parent︎︎︎

RESOURCES: your teachers have created a page of resources for you about the labor movement, strikes, and unions. Scroll down for books and films organized by age︎︎︎

“Workers’ Rights,” Quakers In The World: “The Quaker testimonies of Equality and Integrity led early Quakers, many of whom were farmers and artisans, to treat their employees well. ...”︎︎︎

Universal Declaration of Human Rights︎︎︎ “Article 23:
  1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
  2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
  3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
  4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”

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